"Portrait of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham" by Jean André Rouquet at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - More commonly known as William Pitt the Elder (to distinguish him from his son William Pitt the Younger), this was the British Secretary of State during the Seven Years War and many victories have been attributed to his policies. This is why, for instance, when the British took Fort Duquesne from the French, they renamed it Fort Pitt - now the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 1St Earl, Williams Pitt, Portraits Miniatures, Enamels Portraits, 18Th Century, Miniatures Portraits, Albert Museums, Enamels Miniatures, Painting Miniatures
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1783-1784 British Portrait medallion of William Pitt the Younger at the Museum of London, London - From the curators' comments: "William Pitt the Younger became the youngest prime minister ever at the age of 24. He had only entered Parliament in 1781....Pitt remained in office continuously until 1801, a period which saw the French Revolution, the start of the Napoleonic Wars and the Act of Union between Britain and Ireland."
John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham, by George Romney, scanned from 'House of Pitt' by Sir Tresham Lever (1947). This is the portrait on which Jacqui Reiter's excellent drawing is based (pinterest.com/...). It hangs, or used to hang, at Chevening, formerly the home of William Pitt's biographer Earl Stanhope.
"Portrait of Captain Sir William-Peer Williams, Bt., of the 16th Light Dragoons" by Allan Ramsay (1759) at the Courtauld Gallery, London - I'm actually really excited to see this, because one of my favourite historical fiction series (the "Jack Absolute" series by C.C. Humphreys) has the protagonist serving in the 16th Light Dragoons during the Seven Years War. I've never seen a portrait of an officer from there before, so now I'm definitely stoked.
Armor of Infante Luis, Prince of Asturias, Signature probably refers to Jean Drouart, dated 1712, French (Paris), steel, gilt brass, silk, cotton, metallic yarn and paper. "Possibly the last royal armor made in Europe, this is believed to have been presented to 5-yr-old Infante Luis (1707–1724), prince of Asturias, by his great-grandfather Louis XIV of France (1638–1715, reigned from 1643). Luis was the first Spanish-born Bourbon heir to the throne of Spain and ruled briefly as Luis I in 1724."
John Kitts Birth: May 7, 1762 Death: Sep. 18, 1870 He was born at Bloody Run, in Bedford County, Pa., in 1762, and is, therefore, now in the one hundred and fifth year of his age! In 1776, when fourteen years of age, he was a member of the First Pennsylvania Regiment of the Revolutionary War. He was in the battle of Yorktown, and occupied at one time the position of errand boy or messenger to Washington and Lafayette.